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" If music be the food of love, play on ; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again ! it had a dying fall : O ! it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing... "
The Plays of Shakspeare - Page 19
by William Shakespeare - 1897
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Twelfth night. Winter's tale

William Shakespeare - 1788
...TWELFTH-NIGHT: OR, WHAT YOU WILL. ACT I. SCENE I. Tkc Dvkfi Palace. Enter Duke, CURIO, and Lords, Duke. IF muskk be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it...and so die That strain again ;--it had a dying fall : O, it camic o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, . Stealing, and...
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Sketches from nature: taken, and coloured, in a journey to Margate ...

George Keate - 1790
...who says, that sounds have no beauty, except from association.* Shakspeare says of soft melody : " That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : 0, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour." And Milton, in one of his...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...I. An Apartment in tke Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. IF musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;...so die. That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it caifle o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...in the Duke's palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords ; Musicians attending. If mupick be the food of lovef play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The...die. — That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords ; Musiciajis attending. Duke. If musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;...• That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1805
...I. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. If musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;...surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again;—it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1806
...I. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. IP musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;...so die. That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...of Illyria. ACT I. SCENE I. Tite Duke' t Palace. Enter the Duke, Curia, and Lnrds. Duke. "If musick be the food of love, play on, *• Give me excess...so die, That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the swett south. That breathes upon a bulk of violets, Stealing, and...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on ..., Volume 2

1807
...the passage is in every one's recollection, I shall make no apology for quoting it here. " If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;...The appetite may sicken, and so die.— That strain again:—it had a dying fall: O it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...[Exeunt, SCENE II. The DUKE'S Palace. Enter the DUKE, CURIO, and LORDS. Soft Music. Duke. If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it;...that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. [Music. That strain again ; it had a dying fall : Oh, it came o'er my ear, like the sweet south, That...
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